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Kerri O'Brien is an Emmy-nominated anchor and investigative reporter at ABC 8News. Kerri grew up in New Jersey. She moved to Richmond in 2006 for her career and has fallen in love with the community. Kerri heard from a neighbor about LLS's fight to find cures for blood cancers and immediately wanted to join the cause. She knows with research and new treatments cancer can be kicked.
A close family friend, Kieran Holohan, was diagnosed with leukemia and given just a 30% chance of surviving.
Nearly ten years later, due to research and new treatments, Kieran is cancer free.
He is a loving husband, runs marathons and is a father of two daughters.
Kerri hopes through her campaign there will be more success stories.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man or Woman of the Year. I am part of team working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
But as you know, everyone wins when cancer loses, and thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today.
Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org
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